“To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions.” -Sam Keen

Friday, July 2, 2010

Long Time, No Write

Greetings Cyberspace,

It’s been a while since my last post, nearly 2 months. A highlight: I graduated college with honors (YAY!),

got a second job at Starbucks (sort of YAY!),

and sent out my excruciatingly long medical packet (triple YAY!).

The medical packet thing was quite an adventure. I compiled all of the requested information in just about 2 months, with a vacation and a faulty urine analysis holding me up a bit. As of June 29, the Peace Corps office has acknowledged that they have received my medical packet, but may not be reviewing it for quite some time. We shall see.

After the heady experience of graduating college and traveling to Montreal (where I turned 22), I’ve been keeping extremely busy trying to hold down 2 jobs. Starbucks is a good position for the most part, but it’s quite draining. I work around 50 hours a week, sometimes more, and often with double shifts. I’m trying to keep a positive attitude about the whole situation, knowing that this isn’t a long term career, but rather a grueling but necessary bump in the road. I’m trying to build up my bank account for any upcoming PC expenses (did I mention how freakin’ expensive getting medically cleared is? Sheesh), plus SB will offer me insurance in a couple months. That will certainly unburden my mom a bit.

Off to enjoy my day off. Guatemala in 7 days!

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